We didn’t know it then, but the announcement of Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, could not have come at a more perfect time at the ISN office.
The stress of finals exams has passed. The Christmas rush of gift-buying, White Elephant-exchanging, and cookie eating is behind us. Only a few days stand between us and something new: a year filled with new and exciting possibilities - a blank slate, a fresh chalkboard, a new document on which we are waiting to write. Before we move on, however, our shared saturation in Ignatian Spirituality calls for us to engage in moments of reflection. I want to offer for you my own small reflection on 2013 and the gifts I have been given as a member of the Ignatian Family this year
VIDEO: Amanda Balanos is a student at Xavier College Preparatory in Palm Desert, California. Her school organized a delegation to the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington DC in November 2013.